Limerick and Clare prepare for the worst as waters rise

first_imgLinkedin Previous article#WATCH Wallace jailed for two hours for Shannon Airport breachNext articleDelorentos: Home Again John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Print WhatsApp New high-end jobs for Shannon Twitter Shannon Airport braced for a devastating blow Flooding near O’Briensbridge Co Clare.Pic: Press 22RESIDENTS and business owners in flood-prone areas of Limerick and Clare are bracing themselves as water levels on the Shannon are set to peak by the weekend.Met Éireann also issued a further weather warning as 35mm of rain – almost a third of the average monthly rainfall for December – was due to fall on parts of the country.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up High-risk riverside areas such as Clonlara, Montpelier and Castleconnell are on alert as residents were told to prepare for the worst flooding in 20 years.The Irish Defence Forces were deployed to assist with flood defences in Clonlara in the early hours of Wednesday morning, as a number of homes in the Springfield area were cut off due to floodwater.Limerick City and County Council received confirmation from the ESB on Wednesday afternoon of its decision not to change the discharge level at the Parteen Weir from its current level of 375 cubic meters per second (cumecs).However, the local authority warned that water levels along the lower River Shannon at Montpelier, Castleconnell and the Mountshannon Road, Lisnagry are continuing to rise and that they could elevate further during the next few days.The council also indicated that road closures are expected in affected areas.On Wednesday, members of the Defence Forces arrived in Clonlara to deliver sandbags after Clare County Council sought their assistance.Water levels rose dramatically on Tuesday evening in the Lower River Shannon south of Parteen Weir resulting in the encroachment of floodwaters on a small number of properties in Springfield, Clonlara.Flooding in East Clare in Springfield, Clonlara where the river Shannon has once agin burst its banks. Philip Quinlivan pictured draining flood water. Photograph Liam Burke/Press 22A number of roads are impassable in the area, including the main road from Mount Catherine (DeCourcy) Bridge to Cottage Cross.Several properties have been isolated and the affected homeowners will be assisted with access to and from their properties by Clare Fire and Rescue Service and Clare Civil Defence.Local councillor Michael Begley told the Limerick Post: “The main artery through Springfield in Clonlara is no longer accessible by car. The army were here filling and delivering sandbags to the five houses that have been cut off .“A further four houses that are most at risk have been secured in so far as is possible. If the water reaches 2009 levels, there are another seven or eight houses at risk.”Upriver on the Limerick side of the Shannon, the Irish Red Cross has established an emergency drinking water collection point at Montpelier.“Bottled water is in position. The Limerick Red Cross organisation is on alert and communication with the local authority is ongoing,” said a Red Cross spokesperson.Limerick City and County Council is anticipating flooding in Castleconnell, Montpelier and the Mountshannon Road in Lisnagry.Local authority staff are distributing more than 2,000 sandbags in the flood-prone areas and are erecting flood defences, with pumping operations underway between Montpelier and Castleconnell.A flood boom, which is a large inflatable wall, was also installed in Castleconnell to channel floodwater away from the village.The flood defences were put in place after the ESB confirmed on Monday that it is to increase the release of water from the Parteen Weir from 315 cubic meters per second (cumecs) to 375 cumecs.Met Éireann also issued weather warnings for the West as 20-35mm of additional rainfall was forecast for Clare, Connacht, Donegal and Kerry on Wednesday.Liz Hogan and two of her children Aoife and Mark being rescued from their home which is surrounded by water. Photograph Liam Burke/Press 22According to the National Emergency Coordination Centre, there is a “high risk” of flooding along the Shannon region from Limerick city to Athlone over the coming days, while the OPW warned that river water levels would rise by about half a metre.Elsewhere, the government has pledged €15 million in financial aid for individuals and business affected by this week’s flooding, and has promised to fast-tract the funding to ensure that those in need receive it as soon as possible.Clare TD Michael McNamara has called for flood protection infrastructure to be put in place in East Clare “as a matter of urgency”. The Labour Party deputy said that as a result of climate change “catastrophic flooding is expected more frequently and flood protection infrastructure must be put in place to mitigate against this”.“The 2009 flooding was regarded as a hundred year event yet it has now been repeated scarcely six years later”, he said. Email Facebookcenter_img NewsLimerick and Clare prepare for the worst as waters riseBy John Keogh – December 9, 2015 1434 Shannon Chamber Webinar to help people cope with the stresses of COVID-19 Is Aer Lingus taking flight from Shannon? Advertisement Family home in Castleconnell #LimerickPostProperty RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Only re-integration will solve Shannon Airport crisis TAGScastleconnellClareClare civil defenceClare County CouncilClare fire and rescueCllr Michael BegleyClonlaraESBfeaturedIrish Defence ForcesIrish Red CrosslimerickLimerick City and County CouncilMet ÉireannMichael McNamara TDMontpelierNational EMergency Coordination CentreStorm Desmond last_img read more

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Dredgit Environmental Bags Chincoteague Dredging Contract

first_imgThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Norfolk District has awarded Houston based Dredgit Environmental Corporation a $520,070 contract to perform maintenance dredging along the Chincoteague Bay Federal Navigation Channel.The company will be responsible for removing approximately 10,000 cubic yards of material to bring the channel to a minimum depth of 6 feet.Commenting the latest announcement, Chris Turner, Norfolk District project manager, said: “This vital navigation project provides access into Chincoteague Bay, Chincoteague Inlet and the Atlantic Ocean for commercial fishing vessels, charter fishing boats and private interests, and has a tremendous amount of economic impact to the eastern shore.”The channel is a protected harbor for small boats on Chincoteague Bay in Accomack County near the Virginia-Maryland border. Dredging will occur in the approach channel and L-shaped harbor basin to a required depth of 6 feet, with a foot of paid allowable overdepth.The channel sediments, comprised of mostly fine-grained material, will be placed into an upland- placement site adjacent to the federal navigation channel, said USACE.Contract maintenance dredging is required every 5-7 years to maintain congressionally authorized depths and ensure safe navigation.According to USACE, the channel was last dredged in 2009.last_img read more

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Covid-19: Welbeck donates £10,000 to maternal home Ghana

first_img Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks12 Iconic Actors Whose Careers Were Stunted By A Single MovieTop 10 Tiniest Phones Ever MadeThe Adorable Model For Simba In The Lion King RemakeWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?7 Gadgets & Inventions That Could Save Our Planet7 Train Stations In The World You Wish To Stay At LongerDisney Princesses Reimagined As “GoT” CharactersCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better Danny Welbeck has donated £10,000 worth of relief to his maternal hometown in Ghana in their fight against the coronavirus.The Watford striker, who is of Ghanian descent, has paid for food and sanitary relief for the residents of Nkawiepanin in the Atwima Nwabiagya municipality of Ashanti. Welbeck has also paid for new hand sanitisers PPE equipment for the local hospital.The England international also spoke to a number of the area’s residents through a video call, urging them to stay home in their fight against Covid-19.Presenting the items on behalf of footballer, his aunt, Charlotte Adwoa Tumutuom said, ‘Danny has been very concerned about how his people would survive these trying times.England squared up in a friendly against Ghana in 2011 which ended 1-1 with Welbeck in action for England‘Though he has never lived here, he has a great affection for the people of Ghana, so he felt it prudent to offer some help in the very small way that he can to support the government’s efforts in these times.’The former Arsenal striker signed for Watford early August last year.  He scored 16 goals in 88 appearances for the Gunners.Recall that in 2008, it was reported that the Ghana Football Association was keeping tabs on Welbeck, with a view to him representing the Ghana national team in the future, however  On 29 March 2011, Welbeck was called up to the England squad, for their friendly fixture against Ghana.Read AlsoEuropa League: Iwobi, others Console Injured WelbeckWelbeck replaced Ashley Young in the 81st minute of a 1–1 draw with Ghana at Wembley Stadium thus putting paid to the dream of joining the Black stars.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… last_img read more

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Clippers know Milos Teodosic can pass, but they want him hitting shots, too

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Terrill)Sacramento Kings guard Matt Jones, right, shoots as Los Angeles Clippers guard Tyrone Wallace defends during the second half of a preseason NBA basketball game, Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won 104-87. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)The Clippers DeAndre Jordan #6 dunks the ball as the Kings’ Buddy Hield #24 and Willie Cauley-Stein #00 look on during their pre-season NBA game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Thursday, October 12, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)NextShow Caption1 of 48The Clippers DeAndre Jordan #6 dunks the ball as the Kings’ Buddy Hield #24 and Willie Cauley-Stein #00 look on during their pre-season NBA game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Thursday, October 12, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)ExpandLOS ANGELES — Milos Teodosic made his third consecutive start in place of injured guard Austin Rivers on Thursday, when the Clippers took a 104-87 victory from the Sacramento Kings at Staples Center. Teodosic is shooting a less-than-stellar 36 percent (9 for 25) after four exhibition games.If he was worried, Clippers coach Doc Rivers wasn’t about to admit it.“I just want him to stay aggressive,” Rivers said. “Milos is not a good shooter. He’s a great shooter, but he’s struggling right now making shots, more from timing and all that. We know he can pass. He’s one of the best passers I may have ever seen. I want him to shoot, just shoot the ball.“His passing will always be there. I want him to get some shooting rhythm.” Miller: Doc Rivers and Clippers are back … no, really, they’re back, honest Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The Clippers have a great deal invested in Teodosic, and it goes beyond the two-year, $12.3 million contract they signed him to during the offseason. They applied a full-court press in order to lure the 30-year-old Serb to the NBA (finally!) after so many standout seasons in Russia and Greece.Patrick Beverley, a teammate in Europe, was among the leading recruiters after the Clippers acquired Beverley in the multiplayer Chris Paul trade with the Houston Rockets in the offseason. Beverley knew first-hand how dynamic Teodosic could be with the ball in his hands.YouTube is filled with videos of Teodosic’s behind-the-back and no-look passes.It wasn’t too much to expect Teodosic to be Paul’s replacement as the Clippers’ starting point guard this season, although Beverley and Austin Rivers also were considered leading candidates heading into the opening of training camp earlier this month.Austin Rivers’ strained right glute and slow recovery from a summer bout with mononucleosis could jeopardize his availability for the Clippers’ regular-season opener next Thursday. Beverley (sore right knee) also sat out Thursday, but he’s expected to be sound enough to start the season. Why the Clippers want Blake Griffin to change his game Clippers rookie Sindarius Thornwell making the most of opportunity Doc Rivers said earlier in the preseason that he expected to play all three extensively, plus shooting guard Lou Williams. Doc Rivers said he could mix and match guards as he saw fit, adapting to game situations and the strengths and weaknesses of opponents.Teodosic and Beverley figure to be a natural pairing in the backcourt because of their history.“It’s always nice when you’re playing with a guy you know and you’ve played with before,” Doc Rivers said. “Now, I’m sure it (their chemistry) does manifest itself on the floor. I don’t really notice it because we’re probably doing different things than they did. It’s easier to trust a guy when you already have a relationship with a guy, and I think that helps.”INJURY UPDATEIn addition to Beverley and Austin Rivers, guard Sindarius Thornwell (shoulder) and forwards Sam Dekker (oblique), Danilo Gallinari (foot) and Jamil Wilson (back) sat out Thursday. Doc Rivers said he expected all but Beverley and Thornwell to be back on the practice court next week.“It sounds like we’re going to have a full deck,” Doc Rivers said. “I’ve never really encountered this many (injuries). The problem is now you want to rest some guys who have been playing in preseason games. So, we’ve got to make sure we have enough guys (Friday against the Lakers).“That was the intention when we scheduled the back-to-back games. Some guys would play one game and not the next. So, (Friday) will be interesting to see who we do play. We may call up guys for the first in the history of the game for a preseason game.”KINGS CROWNEDBlake Griffin scored 18 points and Wesley Johnson and Tyrone Wallace added 16 each to lead the injury-depleted Clippers to a double-digit victory over the Kings. Williams scored 14 points and DeAndre Jordan added 13 points and 14 rebounds for the Clippers (2-2).Zach Randolph led the Kings with 14 points.The Clippers led by as much as 18 in the fourth quarter. Blake Griffin says Clippers’ goal is simply to qualify for playoffs last_img read more

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